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Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker

Lori Holleran Steiker
Course Title: 
Young People and Drugs: Who, What, Why, When and How?

School of Social Work

Dr. Holleran Steiker was an addictions therapist for over a dozen years and during her doctoral program she transitioned to research on adolescent substance abuse and prevention. She helped design and evaluate the model Drug Resistance Strategies Project’s “Keepin’ It REAL” curriculum and is presently working on a study of culturally grounded adaptations of that curriculum for high risk youth in community settings.

Dr. Steiker is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and her present research on substance abuse prevention is funded as a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is the recent recipient of the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award given by the Society for Social Work and Research. She is Co-Editor of a book entitled Substance Abusing Latinos: Current Research on Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment.

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